The Daily Manila Shimbun


”Ulysses” nears typhoon category, Metro Manila part of areas under signal number two

November 11, 2020

''Ulysses'' is close to becoming a typhoon as it moves towards the Bicol region, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 8 am bulletin Wednesday.

With winds of up to 110 kph and gusts of up to 135 kph, Severe Tropical Storm ''Ulysses'' was 135 kilometers north-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes as of 7 am, Pagasa said.

''Ulysses'' is forecast to ''pass over the seas north of Catanduanes between Wednesday morning and afternoon and north of Camarines Provinces between this afternoon or evening,'' said Pagasa.

Between Wednesday morning and late afternoon, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains are  expected over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes, added Pagasa.

''Ulysses'' landfall is expected over Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon between Sunday night and Thursday early morning, it added.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number Two has been raised over a wide area, from Cagayan Valley region to Metro Manila and Bicol.

These are the central and southern portions of Quirino (Maddela, Cabarroguis, Aglipay, Nagtipunan), the central and southern portions of Nueva Vizcaya (Kasibu, Bambang, Kayapa, Dupax Del Norte, Dupax Del Sur, Aritao, Santa Fe, Alfonso Castaneda), the southern portion of Benguet (Bokod, Itogon, Tublay, La Trinidad, Sablan, Baguio City, Tuba), the southern portion of La Union (Burgos, Naguilian, Bauang, Caba, Aringay, Tubao, Pugo, Santo Tomas, Rosario, Agoo), Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Marinduque, the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Island, the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Pola, Victoria, Naujan, Baco, Calapan City, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera), Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, and Burias and Ticao Islands.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal One is up over Isabela, the rest of Quirino, the rest of Nueva Vizcaya, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, the rest of Benguet, Abra, Ilocos Sur, the rest of La Union, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and the rest of Masbate.

It also covered Northern Samar, the northern portion of Samar (Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An, Tarangnan, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao), and the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Maslog, Dolores, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad). DMS